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Pictured is Hank Progar and his dog named Bonnie.      Numerous Ambassadors from The Ocala Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Randy Ewers, Medical Director Dr. Sid Clevinger, Deborah Franklin, Director of Operations,
Hank recently gave a presentation to the Ocala Busi-   David Minnici, Executive Director, Ken Phillips, Director of Development and a host of community officials and business members at the groundbreaking event of
ness Leaders about his company and what he does.       Hawthorne Village of Ocala on January 11, 2011.


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                                                          Hawthorne Village Groundbreaking
                                                          Hawthorne Village of Ocala had a suc-             Pastor Roland Scroggins of Wings of Faith             consists of a 120 bed rehabilitation and
Advisors                                               cessful groundbreaking event on January 11,          Church.                                               skilled nursing facility as well as a 36 bed
   Presented by Hank Progar, MBA                       2011 to usher in the construction of a 100              The Ocala Chamber of Commerce led the              intimate assisted living.
   Hank is a Resource Manager and Problem              unit Independent Living Apartment Com-               event which was attended by Mayor Randy                  By adding independent living services to
Solver helping individuals and businesses              munity which is planned to open the first            Ewers, Medical Director Dr. Sid Clevinger             their campus, Hawthorne Village of Ocala
for over 40 years. Hank recently changed his           quarter of 2012.                                     as well as numerous county officials, digni-          will be able to meet the rapidly growing
category from Health Insurance to Financial               The Belleview High School ROTC per-               taries, business leaders and associates repre-        needs of the senior community of central
Protection to better reflect what he has been          formed a ceremony of colors and flag pre-            senting the community.                                Florida.
doing for the last few years.As he always              sentation followed by the invocation by                 Presently Hawthorne Village of Ocala
says “he helps people think about their mo
ney and make smart choices to protect their
hard earned assets ”.                                     Abolish the Gold Sheet
           (Continued on Page 7)                          By Staff Writer                                    Jackie says public comments are an im-                do not need more regulation - the School
                                                          Last month I interviewed Jackie Porter             portant part of the meeting and must be tele-         Board does. All Taxpayers should be heard
                                                       regarding the procedures for public input at          vised for all to view. In addition, she wants         and televised. After all, folks, the School
                                                       Marion County School Board meetings. The              the meetings to be conducted in a fair and            Board works for the Taxpayer. If time is run-
                                                       gold sheet is a two page form that the Board          balanced manner with both public and ad-              ning short because of a lot of interest, that
                                                       requires the public to complete in full prior         ministrative comments receiving equal time.           is a good thing. Have a special workshop
                                                       to speaking. In Jackie’s opinion the “gold            This is how & why our founding fathers                and table the decision until the people are
                                                       sheet” is used as an intimidation tool to limit       drafted the constitution and gave the right           all heard. Of course, “that’s what drives this
                                                       the public’s input at meetings and should be          for free speech.                                      paper.” We feel every person has the right to
                                                       abolished.                                               The Board is still in the process of refin-        see their opinion in print. What’s your opin-
                                                          At the January 6th workshop it was pro-            ing the gold sheet. It will come before the           ion? tloury@earthlink.com
                                                       posed by another Board member to change               Board for a final vote in the near future. If
                                                       the public comment portion of the meeting             you want your freedom of speech protected,

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                                                       from 6 pm televised to 5:30 pm and no lon-            encourage School Board members to abolish
                                                       ger be televised. Jackie was the only Board           the gold sheet by emailing or calling them.
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    Ellen B. Wilcox                                                                                Ah, yes, love it’s a glorious emotion, one that   have been part of the 60’s youth, the Viet

                    Money Matters                                                                  often hits with sudden great force and goes
                                                                                                   deep into body and soul. Even if fleeting,
                                                                                                                                                     Nam war era. I can almost bet my first born
                                                                                                                                                     that your current attitudes about money are
                                                                                                   it gives a feeling of euphoria and enhances       deeply rooted in some or all of your own an-
   Most folks don’t plan to fail: they just    friends and lovers! As Cupid wields his bow         our self-esteem and our overall well-being.       swers to the many questions posed above.
fail to PLAN!                                  and his arrow pierces your heart, may love,         Love, whether romantic and passionate or              If your attitudes about money are sig-
   Happy Valentines Day to all spouses,        romantic and otherwise, truly embrace you.          platonic and caring, can add joy to our souls     nificantly different from those closest to
                                                                                                   and give meaning to our lives.                    you, there most likely are issues that arise,

 TOO YOUR                                                                   Spa
                                                                                 II
                                                                                  n
                                                                                                       But, wait! This column is supposed to
                                                                                                   be about Money, not Love! Hmmmm.., is
                                                                                                                                                     sometimes all too frequently, that impact the
                                                                                                                                                     relationship between you and those others in
                                                                             Ope s!!
  HEALTH                                                                   24 H
                                                                                our
                                                                                                   there a connection here? Indeed there is! I
                                                                                                   have been in the Financial Services indus-
                                                                                                                                                     your family, your romantic circle, and your
                                                                                                                                                     charitable pursuits. So, how best to deal
                                                                                                   try for nearly thirty years, and I can say un-    with these differences? How best to make
                                                                                                   equivocally that the two are intertwined and      differences remain just differences and not
                                                                            TWO                    inseparable in any and all human relation-        have these move into insurmountable chal-
                                                                                                   ships from families, to spouses, to lovers to     lenges?
                                                                            CAN                    causes. Money is inseparable from Love.               First, of course, is the obvious: put the
                                                                                                   Love involves giving and giving often trans-      differences on the table. Clearly identify the
                                                                            JOIN                   lates to hard dollars.                            specific differences. Then try to find some
                                                                                                       Attitudes about money are formed very         common ground where agreement is in evi-
                                                                                                   early, and once formed, they are difficult and    dence. If the chasm is greater than the com-
                                                                                                   sometimes impossible to change. Whole             monality, it may be best to seek professional
                                                                                                   books have been written on this theme, and        help in the form of counseling. Often a good
                                                                                                   therapists have collected many a dollar for       Financial Advisor with whom a relationship
   • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool • Sauna • Whirlpool • Tanning                                     counseling on the subject. This statement         already exists will be all that is needed. If
      • Cybex • Body Master Free Weights • Aerobic • Hammer                                        is well documented and well supported. In         no such relationship currently exists, try
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                                                                                                   fact, my good friend, Debra Castaldo, Ph.D.,      ‘shopping’ for such a professional. A word
                       Kickboxing • PERSONAL TRAINING
                                                                                                   tells me that money problems are the leading      of caution here: ‘shop’ together, not sepa-
                                                                                                   cause of divorce among those she counsels         rately! Why? When ‘shopping’ separately,
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                                                                                                       Think back to your own early childhood.       perhaps a set hard-dollar amount of ‚yours‘
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                                                                                                   How did the messages you received then            ful in maintaining a separate, yet together,
                                                                                                   impact your early adulthood? How many             money focus.
                                                                                                   of those attitudes linger still even into your        One final word on blending financial at-
                                                                                                   senior years? Are you dealing today with fi-      titudes suggests that when irreconcilable is-
                                                                                                   nancial matters in much the same ways your        sues need to be dealt with, it’s best done now
                                                                                                   parents dealt with similar issues many years      and not later or, worse, much later!
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                                                                                                   ago? How have various events in your life             Since February concentrates our obser-
                                                                                                   impacted those early attitudes? If you have       vance on romantic love between humans, I
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                                                                                                                                                     ers. May money never negate love at your
                                                                                                                                                     house!
                                                                                                                                                         Ellen B Wilcox is a Registered Princi-
                                                                                                                                                     pal with, and offers securities through, LPL
                                                                                                                                                     Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Ms Wil-
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                                                                                                                                 Seniors Voice/Downtown – February, 2011 Page 3

   New Chief has named
   City Manager Rick Horst
                                                                                                   ONE PERSON’S OPINION
                                                                                                          LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Deputy Chief John DeIorio as the next Fire
Chief for Ocala Fire Rescue. The promotion                                                       Dear Editor:                                  manufactured.
was effective January 19th, 2011. Chief De-                                                      Sustainable Development is a premiere             Instead of a washer repair, had to buy
Iorio will replace Dan Gentry, who is retir-                                                  United Nations issue.                            now to get the washer I wanted.
ing this month after serving 24 years with                                                       It encompasses Agenda 21. If you want to          Not some idiotic sustainable gadget. Just
Ocala Fire Rescue. Chief DeIorio was hired                                                    become acquainted with its extremes take a       because a claim is made that new is better,
as the Deputy Chief in August of 2010 as                                                      look at the Zeitgeist Movement. A check of       does not make it so. Do you believe every-
part of a succession planning effort.                                                         the video “Fly Over Europe” slide #9, Co-        thing you are told?
   Chief DeIorio has 26 years of fire ser-                                                     penhagen will give you a picture of sustain-         Wake up, and smell the UN coffee. It is
vice experience, starting as a firefighter with                                                 able development in action. The sustainable      brewing up controls for every aspect of life.
Palm Beach Fire Rescue in 1984 and retiring                                                   community right before your eyes.                They frame it in nicey, nicey language to ex-
as the Acting Fire Chief in 2004. Chief De-                                                      Sustainability is a global issue promoted,    plain their means to control us. Do not buy
Iorio then worked for the Florida Division of                                                 and implemented by the UN.                       it. Do your homework. Do not be a dupe.
State Fire Marshal at the Florida State Fire                                                     They constantly hold conferences to fur-          Look up UN Sustainability, and Agenda
College as Domestic Security Coordinator,                                                     ther this agenda. Of course our dues money       21. Is this the world you want to live in? Do
and with Marion County Fire Rescue as an                                                      is helping to push the agenda along. We are      your homework before you leap, or believe
Assistant Chief. Chief DeIorio and his wife,                                                  building our own prison.                         anything you are told. Sounds good, jump
Elaine, reside in Marion County with their      for Public Safety Excellence. Chief DeIorio      The only bright spot is that some of us       right in. Splash!!!!!!!!! WOW! Not what I
six children. Chief DeIorio has completed       is also a recent graduate of the Naval Post   will expire before sustainability is fully im-   expected. TOOOOOOO late.
the Executive Fire Officer Program at the        Graduate School’s Center for Defense and      plemented. However, it is an itch right now.         D. I. L.
National Fire Academy and is a designated       Homeland Security Master’s Degree pro-        Just had to stock up on the light bulbs I use        Ocala, FL
Chief Fire Officer through the Commission        gram.                                         {lifetime supply}, as they will no longer be




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     Tom Loury                                                                                       or any public place because of strange be-        Muslims demand that women are subservi-
                    Publisher’s Notes                                                                havior, they must pass the incident to the po-
                                                                                                     lice department and the police should have
                                                                                                                                                       ent to men. So much so, that some women
                                                                                                                                                       were beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for
                                                                                                     them evaluated every time.                        talking to a man who is not a direct family
    I recently received this from one of our       in one month. Members buy houses, buy ad-            It is a crying shame that Rep. Gifford         member.
renouned teachers in the newspaper world.          vertising, services and refer each other. It’s    and the many others were shot. She is in the          The Marine Hymn has the part about the
I thought to share it because it is one of the     like having a hundred sales people on the         hospital fighting for her life and her shoot-     shores of Tripoli, where Marines had been
most important things in our business and          road. They hand out directories and support       er had a smile or a smirk on his face when        sent to stop and kill the Muslim pirates and
personal lives.                                    each other in business.                           they took his mug shot. This guy should not       terrorists.
    ---                                               When you get a referral from another           live more than ninety days and face a firing          As American Culture accepts the Ameri-
    Knowledge speaks...Wisdom listens!             member it is not just a name out of the           sqaud. The fact that he also took the life of a   can Muslim world, it has to remember there
    by Rob Zarrilli                                phone book, but a referral with endorsement       young child is the worst. Our country seems       is a Radical Terrorist Muslim and there is a
    It is a fact that an area that impacts human   in many cases. We know each other and con-        to protect people like this until they do some-   non violent Muslim. There is no reason why
relationships more than anything else we do        tinue to meet new members and get to know         thing bad, then it’s too late. He planned this    America can’t get along with the non-violent
is our ability to listen, just listen. Unfortu-    them. We are always looking for leads for         for some time and apologized to his friends       Muslims as long as they don’t harbor Terror-
nately, we have been taught to speak, read         other members. Many members hand the              before he did it. That shows he knew right        ist or finance Terrorists anywhere. American
and write with little guidance or direction on     OBL directory to every customer they have.        from wrong. DEAL WITH HIM NOW!                    Muslims need to make a clear stand against
the importance of listening. While listening          Use an Ocala Business Leader member               ****                                           the radicals. What makes it so hard to un-
can be credited with more than 50% of the          for your business needs you can’t go wrong.          TRUE OR FALSE                                  derstand is that either you are American or
communication process, it’s an open area           If we don’t have the category that you’re            Barack OBAMA, during his Cairo speech,         you’re not. If you don’t like Americans, go
we have had little or no formal training.          looking for, call the Ocala Chamber of Com-       said: I know, too, that Islam/Muslims has         back to your country of choice and leave us
    ***                                            merce.                                            always been a part of America’s history.          alone. If you take American lives, we will
    I am really excited about taking my turn          If you need something done, look on               My question is at what point did the Mus-      follow you around the globe to deal with
as president of the Ocala Business Leaders.        the front page of this newspaper for Tom’s        lims become part of American History?             you, including any country financing any
They are some of the finest people I have          Picks. Call me, I will try to help put you           Early history tells us that Barbary Pirates    kind of terrorist acts.
ever met. I was introduced to them by Art          with competent businesses that will help          were Muslim.                                          *****
Meadow from Art Meadows Jewelry some               you with your projects.                              Did Muslims fight during the Civil War             TRUE OR FALSE
eight years ago at an Ocala Chamber of                In the Ocala Business Leaders we have          to free the slaves in America? No, they did           OBAMA /Kagan/Snopes/Soros
Commerce networking event. The club                laughed together, cried together and did a        not, but in fact in other parts of the world          It was said that I should use snopes be-
has helped my business tremendously and            lot of business. We are more like a business      Muslims to this day are still the largest traf-   cause some things I printed in the past were
I have made a lot of friends. The club will        family than a club. You are invited to visit.     fickers in human slavery. The president’s         false according to snopes. Snopes has an
help if you help yourself. You must attend         Call Tom Loury 804-1223                           half brother, a devout Muslim, still advo-        investor named George Soros, that tells me
and work at it and they will not fail you.            ****                                           cates slavery himself.                            there is a real problem.
The Ocala Business Leaders don’t brag                 I am disappointed that law enforcement            Martin Luther King’s great walks had no            According to snopes there were no court
about their successes, but I know for a fact       did not catch up with this assassin before he     Muslims walking next to him.                      dockets connecting Elana Kagan and Barak
that they have been responsible for 100’s of       shot so many people. We need to pass laws            During this country’s Woman’s Suffrage         Obama.
thousands of dollars in business transactions      that say if anyone is asked to leave a school     Era. no Muslims were present. In fact, some                 (Continued on Page 6)

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     Charlotte Poss                                                                                 behind Mr. Lee and ask the Governor to not         this very important program. Write or email
                                                                                                    let the long-term care trade associations run      the Governor today.
                    THE OMBUDSMAN
                                                                                                         Tom Loury
    As a Long-Term Care Ombudsman, I am
concerned about the residents who reside in
                                                   care entity’s efforts to remove and select a
                                                   new State Ombudsman be successful, the
                                                                                                                        PUBLISHER’S NOTES
long term care facilities throughout Florida.      Program’s efforts to speak out on behalf of
    As you may be aware, Florida’s Long-           residents will be compromised. It may make                (Continued from Page 4)                   to great heights. Meanwhile Obama approv-
Term Care Ombudsman Program is primar-             the State Ombudsman, representatives of             According to Supreme Court website              al ratings will get worse because you can’t
ily a volunteer workhorse for our state. This      the Office and volunteer Ombudsmen fear-          dockets, Elana Kagan represented Obama             lead an angery MOB!
federally mandated program is designed to          ful of retaliation and question the efficacy of   in all the petitions to prove his citizenship         I guess Glenn Beck has another one of
be an independent voice that serves as a           speaking up for residents.                       and now she is part of the Supreme Court           his statements come true.
watchdog of the long-term care industry, en-             The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Pro-          who might rule on it some day. Google “the            ******
suring quality care and quality of life for res-   gram was created under the Older Americans       Supreme Court” type in Obama-Kagan and                ACORN... I predicted they were not gone
idents living in nursing homes, assisted liv-      Act, which was originally passed in 1965. It     check it out yourself.                             and would be back. Obama helped set them
ing facilities and adult-family care homes.        was amended in 1978 and required states to          ******                                          up so I don’t think they are going anywhere.
    Federal and state law requires the Om-         create an Office of the State Ombudsman,             One final statement from me to you for           The Taxpayers have paid $160,000,000,000
budsman Program be free of influence and            headed by a state ombudsman. The Of-             the month.....All the accusations about the        to legally defend Acorn for defrauding
independent from the long-term care indus-         fice of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman            Tea Party and the people attending Tea Party       the Country. The Taxpayers have spent
try. I believe that the Program’s indepen-         was enacted in Florida by Section 40.0063,       events. I don’t think you really want the Tea      $63,000,000,000 defending the three top ex-
dence has been challenged, as it has come          Florida Statutes, and is headed by the state     Party members to be and do the things that         ecutives over the past 5 or 6 years before the
to the Program’s attention that a letter has       long-term care ombudsman, who provides           the left has accused them of.                      last fraud allegations. Now Acorn has split
been sent to Governor Scott from one long-         leadership for the ombudsman program.               There is an old but negative saying. If         into smaller groups, renamed itself to “My
term care trade association requesting that               To have a long-term care trade asso-      you are getting blamed for it, you might as        Communities For Change”. Now it is said
the present State Long-Term Care Ombuds-           ciation request the removal of the State Om-     well do it. I don’t believe in that but the path   that all of their legal fees and all of the losses
man, Brian Lee, be removed from his posi-          budsman is questionable. One has to ask          the hard core politics is taking is really get-    through fraud will have to be made up by the
tion. The letter also proposed a replacement       why? To have someone from a long-term            ting out of hand.                                  taxpayers. What are our leaders thinking?
Ombudsman.                                         care trade association want to run this pro-        With Gifford getting shot you would                See ya next month.
    When a trade association requests the          gram is like asking the fox to watch the hen     think the American politicians would pull             ******
removal of the State Ombudsman, this vio-          house. The citizens of Florida have to write/    together. They are not and this proves to me          TomL
lates the law. This action nullifies the Pro-       email the Governor and request that he not       that they won’t. This will drive the Tea Party
gram’s independence and objectivity neces-         replace the State Ombudsman Mr. Lee, he
sary to qualify it for federal funds. Outside      has always been on the side of the residents.
political pressure must not influence the           Making sure that all of the Residents’ liv-
Program’s ability to advocate for long-term        ing in Long-Term Care Facilities have their
care residents                                     voices heard, has always been the goal of the
    I am concerned that, should a long-term        State Ombudsman, Mr. Lee. Let us all stand




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  Dennis Baxley                                                                                  Where you buy gas is important
    State Representative Dennis Baxley         has given us an opportunity to lead in these      The U.S. . Currently imports 5,517,000          Flying J.........................0 barrels
Named to Leadership Positions in the           areas,” said Representative Baxley. “Trans-    barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC, do         Valero............................0 barrels
House                                          portation and Highway Safety hold some         the math at $100 per barrel, that‘s over $550      Murphy Oil USA *.......0 barrels
    Ocala, FL (12/07/10) – Speaker of the      key issues in facilitating economic recovery   million PER DAY                                    Sold at Wal-Mart Gas is from South Ar-
House, Dean Cannon, announced today the        and Criminal Justice affects a significant         $200 BILLION per year! Money handed           kansas and fully USA owned and produced.
list of Chair and Vice Chair appointments      workforce and touches all Floridians.”         over to OPEC, many of whose members are
for the House of Representatives. State Rep-      Representative Baxley will serve as         our confirmed enemies! Oil prices could go
resentative Dennis Baxley was named Chair      Chair with Vice Chair, Representative Van      to $200 a barrel or higher if we keep buying
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    “We are very grateful Speaker Cannon       & Highway Safety Subcommittee.                    Sunoco.........................0 barrels               (Continued from Page 1)
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                                                                                                 Hess..............................0 barrels   finance. Prior to coming to Ocala in 2000,
                                                                                                 ARC0............................0 barrels     Hank grew up in Southern California doing
                                                                                                 Maverick.......................0 barrels      high tech research, management, sales and
                                                                                                                                               consulting. At one point he was a “Rocket
                                                                                                                                               Scientist” for Hughes Aircraft. Hank was the
    We do it all                                                                                                                               Project Manager for the software portion of a
                                                                                                                                               multi-million dollar invisible missile which
                                                                                                                                               was AIMed Safely and successfully into one
     Transmission • Brakes • A/C Repair • Etc.                                                                                                 of Saddam’s bunkers during the Gulf War in
                                                                                                                                               the early 90’s.
                                                                                                                                                  After managing numerous technical re-
                                                                                                                                               sources and solving multi-million dollar
                                                                                                                                               problems for large and small Defense Intel-

             A&B Automotive Repair                                                                                                             ligence and Information Technology compa-
                                                                                                                                               nies … Hank says the complexities of Insur-
                                                                                                                                               ance and Financial Services are a “piece of
                                                                                                                                               cake”. The real challenge is getting in front
                               Complete Auto Repair                                                                                            of enough qualified people in this chaotic,
                                                                                                                                               time-pressured,       information-overloaded
                                                                                                                                               world, where most people don’t trust any-
                                                                                                                                               one or anything.
                                                                                                                                                  Hank and his wife Kay have two daugh-

   2200 NE 36th Avenue                                                                        352-351-0031                                     ters, five grandsons, a great-granddaughter
                                                                                                                                               and another on the way …all here in Ocala.
                                                                                                                                               You can meet his Scottish Assistant on his
   Ocala, FL 34470                                                                            352-219-9611                                     AIMSafely.com website.
                                                                                                                                                  Today, Hank coordinates the resources
                                                                                                                                               of about 40 insurance companies. He works
                                                                                                                                               through 7 major agencies providing a strong
                                                                                                                                               support staff to help solve customer prob-
                                                                                                                                               lems relating to life & health insurance and
                                                                                                                                               financial retirement planning. Based on
                                                                                                                                               personal experiences with insurance, real
                                                                                                                                               estate, and the financial markets … some
                                                                                                                                               not so positive, he has a mission to help as
                                                                                                                                               many people as he can. Hank reviewed a
                                                                                                                                               number of his websites which provide re-
                                                                                                                                               sources to help you and people you know
                                                                                                                                               with your personal and business financial
                                                                                                                                               welfare. Hank works hard to save you time
                                                                                                                                               as well as money ...easily grow your assets
                                                                                                                                               with minimum or no risk ... reduce your IRS

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                                                                                                                                               can enjoy life and have fun doing what you
                                                                                                                                               do best. Hank ’s goal is to help you create
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                                                                                                                                                  Contact Hank Progar
                                                                                                                                                  352-690-9574
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                                                                 Marion Civic Chorale

                                             2011                352-537-0207 or 352-622-3244 ext. 350
                                                                 HYPERLINK “mailto:wayne@fumco-
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                                                                 WHO: MARION CIVIC CHORALE
                                                                 WHAT: Invitation to Join
                                                                 WHEN: Mondays at 6:45 pm
                                                                                                               glican Cathedral, just off Baseline (SR35) at
                                                                                                               5646 SE 28th Street in Ocala FL. The rep-
                                                                                                               ertoire this semester will be the Holocaust
                                                                                                               Cantata, songs and writings from prisoners
                                                                                                               of the Nazi death camps.† For further infor-
                                                                                                               mation on the organization and auditions,
                                                                 WHERE: St. George Anglican Cathedral          see our website www.marioncivicchorale.
                                                              5646 SE 28th Street, Ocala FL 3448               tripod.com or contact us at 352-342-1796,
                                                                 Marion Civic Chorale invites new and          352-537-0207, “mailto:MarionChorale@
                                                              former singers to join! Rehearsals are on        gmail.com” MarionChorale@gmail.com or
                                                              Mondays, 6:45-9:00 PM (resuming after            wayne@fumcocala.org

            Rodeo February 18 - 19                            Christmas on January 3), at St. George An-


                                                                 Friends of the Ocala Library
   Sunday, February 20 - Sunday, February 27                     The Friends of the Ocala Library will
                                                              hold their quarterly Book Sale on Saturday,
                                                                                                              from these book sales are used to support the
                                                                                                              library, so come and look for that particular
                                                              February 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms     book, and help the Friends in that effort. You
                                                              B and C of the main library on Silver Springs   may find a real treasure! For information on
                                                              Boulevard. Thousands of tenderly-treated        the Friends log on to www.friendsoftheo-
 Dog Obedience & Agility                                      books in all categories will be available to    calalibrary.org
                                                              browsers, the hardback books at 50 cents,          Ken Tipper
 Beef Heifer Show                                             and the paperbacks at 25 cents. Proceeds           Publicity Chairman


 Tractor Driving                                                 Scandinavian Club
 BBQ Contest                                                      The Scandinavian Club of Marion Coun-       son and reservations and advance payment
                                                              ty invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelan-   are required. Payment must be received
 Steer Show                                                   dic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join      by Wednesday, February 16. Please make
                                                              us at our next meeting on February 19, 2011.    checks payable to Bill Thompson, the club‚s
                                                              We will meet at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW       treasurer, and mail to him at 582 Dowling
 Steer Showmanship                                            36th Avenue in Ocala. The menu will be          Circle, Lady Lake, FL 32159. For further
                                                              Chicken Cordon Bleu with mashed potatoes        details call Don Clauson 352-861-1235,
 Beef Dinner (Call for tickets)                               and gravy, vegetable, salad, bread, beverage    Lillian Woodman 352-873-0427 or Bill
 Steer Auction                                                and dessert. Entertainment will be provided     Thompson 352-751-5174.
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 Lamb Breed Show
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   Constitutional Rights and                                                                               ignore it shows weakness. Don’t apologize
                                                                                                           for anything and don’t do anything that you
                                                                                                                                                         would have to apologize for.


   God Given Rights
   By Tom Loury                                  name of the people with the peoples’ wishes                 Airport Industrial Park
   Why is our President and his government       in mind. Politicians at all times are charged                Sperry Van Ness is pleased to welcome         The Airport Industrial Park, located just
representatives attacking our Constitution?      with guarding FREEDOM and our rights as                   two new tenants to the Airport Industrial     Southwest of the Ocala Airport runway, is
They are in many cases ignoring our rights       our most precious heritage.                               Park: Superioir Aluminum, Inc. and Recov-     close to I-75 and provides easy access to
as American people.                                 Have you noticed that this country in                  ery Road, Inc. The new tenants have leased    the Ocala, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa and
      When God put us on this earth He gave      general likes the underdog or the comeback                a total of 5,000+/- sf of office/warehouse    Jacksonville markets.
us rights. Our founding forefathers put those    kid. They don’t like to see people oppressed,             space.
rights in the writing of our constitution. The   they just want them to work at something
President appears to be ignoring the words       with dignity and they will get help. But not
our God given rights.                            to work at all and have their children when
   Did you notice how the constitution starts    they grow up not work at all is infringing on
out. WE THE PEOPLE! That says just what          others’ rights.
it means. The people are to run the govern-         If we as a country show strength but keep
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                                                                                                                                       this point, horse racing has been a decidedly     lab is 12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. and advanced
       SENIOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS                                                                                                       male-dominated sport. But with Lucien’s
                                                                                                                                       help, Penny prepares to prove that gender
                                                                                                                                                                                         classes are 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Where: BGW Senior Activity Center, 210
                                                                                                                                       has no bearing on one’s ability to breed a        NW 12th Avenue, Ocala Tel. 629-8357
   FEBRUARY, 2011 PROGRAM OF AC-                                inspirational drama based on the novel Sec-                            fast race horse. As Secretariat blasts out of        Cost: $75.00 – singles, $110.00 - cou-
TIVITIES                                                        retariat: The Making of a Champion. Pen-                               the gates to leave his competition in the dust,   ples, and $38.00 for advanced classes, to be
   MOVIE TIME                                                   ny Chenery (Lane) is a devoted mother and                              the whole world watches in amazement, and         paid prior to class starting time
   When: Tues. & Wed., February 8th &                           housewife whose ailing father is the propri-                           a legend is born. RATED PG                           What: We have easy classes for the
9th at 8th Ave. Sr. Center “Secretariat”                        etor of Meadow Stables in Virginia. When                                   ***                                           beginner student. Learn what a personal
Starring: Diane Lane and John Malkovich                         her father becomes too ill to tend to his hors-                            “Knight & Day” When: Tues. & Wed.,            computer can do for you. We offer an in-
housewife with little knowledge of horse-                       es, Penny agrees to take over the stables de-                          February 22nd & 23rd at 8th Ave. Sr. Center       troductory class in word processing. Begin-
racing fosters one of the greatest race horses                  spite her inexperience. Desperate, she turns                           Starring: Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Paul          ner classes are for 6 consecutive weeks on
of all times as the story of the 1973 Triple                    to veteran horse trainer Lucien Laurin (Mal-                           Dano, Viola Davis & others. June Havens           Thursdays, 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. and
Crown winner comes to the screen in this                        kovich) to help show her the ropes. Up to                              (Diaz) is preparing to board a flight back         workshops (lab classes)are 12:30 P.M. to
                                                                                                                                       home when she bumps into Roy Miller               3:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                                       (Cruise). While making small talk on the             Advanced classes are offered for Data-
                                                                                                                                       plane, June excuses herself to go to the bath-    base, Spreadsheet, the Internet and more.
                                                                                                                                       room. By the time June emerges Roy has            The lab instructor will be available during
             CENTRAL STATE CONSTRUCTION, INC.                                                                                          killed everybody on board, including the pi-      labs on Thursdays.
                                   Family Owned and Operated                                                                           lots. After crash-landing in a cornfield, Roy         ***
                                                                                                        $
                                                                                                         500 00                        tells June that she should expect a visit from       INCOME TAX HELP
           bout                       35+ YEARS STRONG                                                        OFF
     Ask A       e
                                                                                                  Home
                                                                                                        Im                             government agents, but her that by cooperat-         Where: 8th Avenue Senior Center, 830
          ressur                                                                                  (minim provemen
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                                                                                                       requir rchase                   ing with them she risks almost certain death.     NE 8th Avenue
        Was              State Certified General Contractor                                                  ed)
                                                                                                                                       But what do the agents want, and why do              When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-
                          State Certified Building Inspector
                                                                                                                                       they insist that Roy is the one to be feared,     days staring February 2nd
                             Licensed Real Estate Broker
                  Licensed: Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing Contractor                                                                   and not them? RATED PG13                             Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
                                                                                                                                           ***                                              Where: BGW Senior Center , 210 NW

                                352-694-2710                                                                                               Time: 1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. at 8th Av-
                                                                                                                                       enue Senior Center - Telephone: 629-8545
                                                                                                                                           What: Enjoy a free movie in a comfort-
                                                                                                                                                                                         12th Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                            When: Tuesdays ONLY starting Febru-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ary 1st
                                   Discounts for Seniors, Vets,                                                                        able setting. Please call the center to reserve      Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM            Cost:
                                 Teachers, Policemen and Firemen                                                                       your seat.                                        Free
                                      License #CGC004004                                                                                   COMING IN MARCH 2011: “THE                       What: AARP Tax help is available at
                                                                                                                                       OTHER GUYS” and “TICKING CLOCK”                   these Centers listed above. Please bring
                                                                                                                                           COMPUTER             CLASSES          FOR     your driver’s license or identification card,

         Senior Special                                                                                                                ADULTS OF ALL AGES
                                                                                                                                           When: Thursdays
                                                                                                                                           Time: Class is 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M ,
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Please call the center(s) if you have ques-
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                                                                           SENIOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
       LIFE DOESN’T STAND STILL                                              (Continued from Page 10)                 diseases, prevention strategies and regaining
                                                                     tions about what documents to bring.             function.
      AND NEITHER SHOULD YOUR INVESTMENTS.                              ***                                               ***
                                                                        LIVING HEALTHY WORKSHOP                           BE SWEET TO YOUR HEALTH ONE
To schedule a complimentary portfolio review, call or visit today.      When: Tuesdays, Starting February 8,          STOP HEALTH FAIR
                                                                     2011for 6 consecutive weekas                         When: Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                        Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM                        Time: 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
                                                                        Where: BGW Senior Activity center                 Where: 8th Avenue Senior Center, 830
Jim Hilty Jr                                                            Cost:     Free                                NE 8th Avenue
                                                                        What:         Living Healthy Workshop             Cost: Free
Financial Advisor                                                    (Chronic Disease Self Management) is a               What: Be “sweet” to your body for Valen-
                                                                     program that empowers older adults to take       tine’s Day. A variety of healthcare agencies
11 NE 1st Ave                                                        control of their health. You will learn how to   will be on hand to provide free or low-cost
                                                                     live a healthy life in these two and one half    health screens and printed health informa-
Ocala, FL 34470                                                      hour interactive, six week workshops. “Liv-      tion. Giveaways and refreshments will be
                                                                     ing Healthy Workshops” are designed to           provided. For more information, call Grace
352-629-2165                                                         educate participants about common chronic        at 629-8357.
                                                                                                                          ***
                                                                                                                          TRIP: FLORIDA STATE FAIR-TAM-
                                                                                                                      PA
                                                                                                                          When: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
                                                                                                                          Time: Leave 8:00 AM Return 7:00 PM
                                                                                                                      Leave and return is from/to 8th Avenue Se-
                                                                                                                      nior Center
                                                                                                                          Where: State Fair, Tampa
                                                                                                                          Cost: $32.50 per person
                                                                                                                          What: The fair is a salute to the state’s
                                                                                                                      best agriculture and equestrian industry, an
                                                                                                                      abundance of shows, music, rides, food and
                                                                                                                      shopping. Excitement is in the air at the fair
                                                                                                                      ground with plenty of free entertainment.
                                                                                                                      Limited to 45 participants. For more info,
                                                                                                                      call Grace at 629-8357.
                                                                                                                          ***
                                                                                                                          SHARE & CARE VOLUNTEER
                                                                                                                      EXPO
                                                                                                                          When: Thursday, February 3, 2011
                                                                                                                          Time: 10AM – 2PM
                                                                                                                          Where: Circle Square Cultural Center at
                                                                                                                      On Top of the World Communities on State
                                                                                                                      Road 200
                                                                                                                          What: Looking for volunteer opportuni-
                                                                                                                      ties in Marion County? What to give a little
                                                                                                                      back to your community? Several non-prof-
                                                                                                                      it agencies in Marion County will be present
                                                                                                                      to provide information about volunteer op-
                                                                                                                      portunities within their agencies. Show how
                                                                                                                      much you care about your community by
                                                                                                                      going and checking out how you can share
                                                                                                                      your time to help someone in need.
                                                                                                                          ***
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                                                                                                                      RADE OF SENIOR SERVICES
                                                                                                                          * FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011 *
                                                                                                                          10AM – 3PM
                                                                                                                          A one-stop “shopping” experience for
                                                                                                                      federal, state and local services for senior
                                                                                                                      citizens. Over 50 agencies will be present to
                                                                                                                      provide literature, answers questions and of-
                                                                                                                      fer services.
                                                                                                                          Government, social, health and recreation
                                                                                                                      services will be represented. The event will
                                                                                                                      be held at the Ewers Century Center at the
                                                                                                                      College of Central Florida located on State
                                                                                                                      Road 200. For information call Diane at
                                                                                                                      401-3916.
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   (OCALA, FLORIDA) A few minutes                  Heavy equipment can be seen on the
after 4 p.m. on January 11, firefighters re-      left of the photo where the leak occurred.
sponded to a reported natural gas leak. A
private contractor using heavy equipment in
the 2100 block of North Magnolia Avenue
ruptured a 2 inch gas line. Firefighters evac-
uated four businesses as a precaution until
the leak was controlled.
   The roadway was reopened and workers
were allowed to re-enter businesses at 5:03
p.m.
   In the inserted photo, firefighters prepare
to leave the scene after the leak was con-
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   Feeding the Game Day Frenzy
   (Family Features) What better way to         Clubs nationwide.
serve a hungry gang than with two crowd-
pleasers: meatballs and BBQ? Anyone                The Mini Meatball Hamburgers are
hosting a big game gathering needs to have      made from fully-cooked meatballs craft-
recipes on-hand that are hearty and tasty,      ed from an outstanding, authentic family
while still being easy to prepare.              recipe. The seasoned and lightly steamed
                                                meatballs can be warmed up quickly and
   The easiest and fastest way to find what      paired with a tasty sauce for some super-
you need to feed the fans is by utilizing lo-   star sliders.
cal club stores like Sam’s, where shoppers
can huddle and find great game-day foods            BBQ Nachos take game-day appetizers
and entertaining items at affordable prices.    to a whole new level. Made with hickory-
These crowd-pleasing recipes start off with     smoked pulled pork that’s finished with a
Byron‘s Hand Pulled Pork BBQ and Casa           sweet and spicy sauce, this BBQ is ready to
Di Bertacchi Meatballs, both sold at Sam’s      be warmed up and loaded up with fan-fa-




                                                                                              vorite nacho toppings for an appetizer that       3 tablespoons Dijon honey mustard
                                                                                              will have your guests calling for a replay.       26 2-inch rolls, sliced in half horizon-
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                                                                                              Hand Pulled Pork BBQ, Casa Di Bertacchi           Preheat oven to 400ºF.
                                                                                              Meatballs, or for additional recipes, visit       Place meatballs in 8 x 8 or 9 x 9-inch
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                                                                                                                                            thoroughly heated.
                                                                                                Mini Meatball Hamburgers                        In a small bowl, combine ketchup and
                                                                                                Makes 26 appetizers                         mustard. Place a heaping teaspoon of
                                                                                                26 frozen Casa Di Bertacchi fully           ketchup mixture on the bottom of roll.
                                                                                              cooked meatballs (1 pound)                    Place a meatball on top. Follow with a
                                                                                                1 cup ketchup                               rounded teaspoon of pickle relish. Place
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   Feeding the Game Day Frenzy
        (Continued from Page 13)
top half of roll over top. Repeat for remain-
ing meatballs and rolls. Serve immediately
on a large platter.
   Cheeseburger Variation: Place a small
slice of cheddar cheese over each meat-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pictured is Tom Loury of TomL Publishing and Jerry Miller of Progress Energy. Jerry was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  guest speaker at the Lady Lake Chamber breakfast meeting. Jerry pointed out many thing that
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the business people did not, but the thing that impressed me most was the jobs the building of


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the US economy.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the new Nuc plants would bring to an area. The new Crystal River Plant would bring upwards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I Nuc plants would bring to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to 8,000 for approximately 8 years. You can just imagine what 20recently read an article that was in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ocala Star Banner, Thursday April 15, 2010



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VILLAGE                                                                                                       front page about Jackie Porter and the School
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cially secure couple longing to share our love with                                                                                                                                                                        www.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tom’s Picks                                            Superintendent Yancey. If you look at the ar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ticle it is reported with Jackie Porter’s alle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Do you need some work done and don’t know the story iscall? like a fe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ged file and who to presented
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to court case. The interesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call Tom’s Pick’s. We can direct you deral business people fact is there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are the “Best Jackie Porter and no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that are invovled in the community andwere no quotes from of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Best.”                                                       remarks from her defending herself. It’s not
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your child. Call Kathleen and Adam, 1-800-395-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            because she refused to remark but in fact,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                growing and what I am doing to develop it.                   Commerce the to get you the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chambers ofshould haveto tryright to defend themselves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Volume 7, Number 4                                                      all re-      is helping about 100   weather - it was in print.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Senior Fishing Derby broke Tom’s PicksWe have never had betterrea- Best of the Best. Part of the weeding process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      April, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cords. Hundreds turned out for ders every 90 days. It astounds mebitingwe is they must beI highlysomewhat responsible for some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the 16th perfect. The fish were that slow but there                feel visible in the com-                               Jackie Porter

5449 FL Bar #307084                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chamber Breakfast                                                    are getting were this rate. will was so       munity, like of the friction between the School Board TAX money. Many of us have been prea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            annual Senior Fishing Derby, co-hosted calls atfish there. IThererefer youmany people active in the Chamber, or other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by TomL Publishing and the City to my customersmay have made the fish skittish. Fish and Jackie their members. School Board, ching “buy local”. This story started when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Parks and Recreation Department.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Ocala we first. Then I look for ser- large groups that screen Porter. With the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            were caught and released. The big fish was a as elected officials, you would not have ex- many businesses, elected officials and orga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     How do you like Obama Now?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dozens of fisherman/women in wheel- keeper size bass and the winner was Priscilla pected a reaction like this. Elected officials nizations started encouraging people to buy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            chairs and walkers showed up to fish.“The Party of No” (Continued on Page es to includegive up their privacy and are fair game for local. I’m sure you have seen some of the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          DownTown
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On November 18, 2009, Senate Major- services in the government-run comes your way. Jackie buy local campaigns. The county is taking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            any questions that health care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Porter said she sent Mr. Yancey a personal pride in their buy local efforts and they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ity Leader Harry Reid unveiled the Senate’s reform.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BUY
                                                                                                                                                                            ocala                                                                              How do you like Obama Now?      health care reform legislation. Unlike the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               health care bill passed in the House of Rep- to pay for someone’s abortion. No topromoted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This question has created quite a lot proposal would ernment-run ministrative job? If the question just she is old. To be fairalreadyIlikes people. The coldestis the sun coming through the trees,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               resentatives, Senator Reid’s of interest in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            paper. Some give us allow the views, we would likeTakeDemocrats’ closed it would have stopped degrees at daylightbusinessman Doctor R. in the pasture next to her mother.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Secretary of Health and Human Servic-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOCAL!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to Me anawered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            email asking about a sensitive question. Was buying local, but a small segment appears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am the Party of No. No to being forced
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  philly born this morning on the Loury Ranch. Pictured is Lindsay Sykes holding her philly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ato an ad- not to be.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              health care insurance. No but been colorful and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hours               the light spots on the new philly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 At a meeting was hearing complaint or near coldest day of the year, 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to hear Home! door pork barreling right the- from she was found prancing Ronald Cor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Continued on Pagebrought into the school bett, owner of Ink Solutions who talked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            yours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            board meeting and tempers flared. I say Ja- about his recent experience in his attempt a



    Abortion Not an Option? Consider Adoption. It’s                                                                                                                                                                                                            To the editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ckie Porter was elected to watch out for our a bid on a $200,000 plus contract with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            unemployment rates at 13.5 percent among tax dollar as well as is the rest of the School school system. Corbett said he went through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              County 1 Board.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            makers Aren’t Tightening Their Belts” I saw ployment rate. What jobs has the stimulus
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sentinel, March 10, entitled “Your Law- 17.1 percent has the states highest June, 2010 We all have a personal stake in this, OUR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            red. Could the members of Congress, and I package that was passed last year created?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  unem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             all the paperwork and met all the regula
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mean both the Democrats and Republicans, As I see it, the only thing it has created is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be more out of touch with their constituents more and more government and increased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When our debt. In addition, Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and the hardships they are facing? Discounts Honored we now have this huge
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            federal lawmakers vote themselves a 5 per- health care bill that even those who voted Call Tom’s Picks. We can direct you to business people
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from Pine East on Silver Springs Blvd. It while families circulation and willfor it don‘t know whats in it that everyone that are invovled in the community and are the “Best of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            losses, home ing businesses from time Flo-       Our cam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be meshed with the Seniors Voice of foreclosures, 2.56 million to time.will have to pay for. Its time the members of Best.”
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                                                                                                                                                                         We are circulating it in the downtown area                                                                  (Continued have
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            had their sharpest decline in lending since ents and the hardships they are facing, were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1942 and the worst economy that America made accountable for their actions or voted                 Call Tom at 804-1223
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            has seen since the Great Depression of the out of office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1930s you know for sure that Congress is            RAK                                             Let me tell you how my Tom’s Picks is vices under well known Business Clubs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chamber breakfast was sponsored by Project Legacy, a group of churches, civic organi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            totally out to lunch. Foreclosures are up 6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sidney Brock, and the average unemploy-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ns and businesses that raise money for children’s issues. Please find above photo from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To the         Lady Lake Chamber Expo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hamber breakfast with, on Left,over last year Heritage Community Church (a member of Village Spectator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            growing and what I am doing to develop it. Chambers of Commerce to try to get you the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tom’s Picks is helping about 100 read- Best of the Best. Part of the weeding process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ment rate in Florida at County Schools center,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ct Legacy), Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Lake 12.2 percent is worse and The article The attendance was good. A slow moving 90 days. It astoundswell that we complaints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Karen        by Charlette Poss, “Your ers every The vendors did me and no is they must be highly visible in the com-



Secure Families Await. 1-877-341-1309 Atty Ellen                                                                                                                                                                             er of Brown & Brown Insurance, right. national average at 9.7 percent. Health”, was one of the best I’ve read con- are getting calls at this rate. I will refer you munity, like active in the Chamber, or other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            than the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Susan Moxley spoke to the attending crowd on “The State of our Local Education System crowd flowed through the expo, never end- from the visitors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Osceola and Lake County have the highest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ke County as it Relates to the Northern Lake County Area”. Dr. Moxley also highlighted (Continued on Page 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mportance of partnerships among local businesses, civic groups, churches and individu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Postal Customer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            o help address the needs of children within their community while leveraging resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lp meet those needs.                              Ocala, FL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing but then about closing time it to my customers first. Then I look for ser- large groups that screen their members.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ach a the to win Obamacare. Marco
                                                                                                                                                                         Copy Shoppe Sold: Clint Jones and Janet Ginsberg sold vote Copy Shoppe. The new owner             around him are the people that are going to
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                                                                                                                                                                         Ray Arriaga takes position June first. Pictured from left Florida candidate is Arriaga and Clint                 If these are husband only think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pay the bill.No you listen to you canand wife speakers from the Ocala Business Leaders Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Debate?
                                                                                                                                                                         Jones. Good luck Clint and Janet!                  to recall, throw out or what ever it is                                                              is me Silvera Development Coordinator
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and really believes he is right. Economist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             d when something illegal is put back              over Center for Girls of wrong. Some and growing and what am doing to Ocala Marion Chambers of Commerce to try to get you the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           allPACE the world say his isMarion County of on the right, Evelio ISilvera of the develop it.
                                                                                                                                                                            How do you like Obama Now?will a bat-
                                                                                                                                                                                              Some 38 states are postering for
                                                                                                                                                                                             ver the healthcare bill, they     never
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              County Chamber of Commerce, be the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the top 5 employers say there willhe isthou-VP of Tom’s Picks is helping and Public Affairs. Best of the Best. Part of the weeding process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Evelio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                business Developement about 100 rea-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sands of was speaking on Yourof work. Cat- the Internet and how toIthave success in 60 we is they must be highly visible in the com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     their employees out Business and ders every 90 days. astounds me that days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to social Marketing. Photos by Charles Gordon of Charles Gordon Photography.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        I continue to voice your and in the
                                                                                                                                                                           This question has created quite a lot of interestmy opin-                                       apillar says it will cost them                    are getting calls at this rate. I will refer you munity, like active in the Chamber, or other



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                                                                                                                                                                                                       nd vote accordingly in the next election
                                                                                                                                                                         paper. Some give us their views, we would like to hear                                                      (Continued on Page 10)                  to my customers first. Then I look for ser- large groups that screen their members.
                                                                                                                                                                         yours.                                                                                                 School Board Turmoil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BUY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                by Tom Loury                                  sibility to make things right especially when
                                                                                                                                                                            Budget deficit                                     Where was Barack Obama during this                Another flare-up in the school board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              they are spending the tax payers’ money.




                                                                                               Lina Oliver – Account Executive
                                                                                                                                                                            Many Democrats talk about Obama in-           time? He was a member of Congress that             chambers. You’ve got to give Jackie Porter          What can they do? Talk to their attorneys




                                                              Tom Loury
                                                                                                                                                                         heriting a huge deficit from Bush, so let take    passed all of these massive spending bills,        credit for being gutsy. A lone vote not to       and ask what legally can be done and come



for 1st baby to Love, adore, devote our lives. Ex-                                                                                                                                                                         LOCAL
                                                                                                                                                                         a short history lesson.                          and he signed the omnibus bill as President        approve $500,000 for new roofs for three         out with a statement. The statute of limita-
                                                                                                                                                                            Budgets come from Congress not the
                                                                                                                                                                         White House. The Democratic party has
                                                                                                                                                                         controlled Congress since January 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to complete 2009. Let‘s look at what the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          deficits was during that period.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Democrats did not inherited any def-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             buildings at Dunnellon High school. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             writer lived in Dunnellon and heard teach-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ers and people around town talking about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   IN GOD WE TRUST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tions probably ran out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jackie Porter is asking these questions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wanting answers and she is being ridiculed
                                                                                                                                                                         They controlled the budget process for 2008      icit, the 2007 deficit, the last of the Repub-      how fast the construction was going bad in-      for it. Yes the if the roof is leaking it needs
                                                                                                                                                                         and 2009, as well as 2010. In that first year,    lican budgets. That deficit was the lowest          cluding talk about the roof leaking. I believe              (Continued on Page)



penses paid. 800-552-0045 FLBar#0247014                                                        Ivette Fermaint – Account Executive
                                                                                                                                                                         the Dems had to contend with Bush, which         in five years, and the fourth straight decline      there was talk about the roof leaking before
                                                                                                                                                                         caused them to compromise on spending,
                                                                                                                                                                         when Bush belatedly got tough on spend-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in deficit spending. After that, Democrats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in Congress took control of spending, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             it was eight years old. Back then there was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a decision to look into it. Matter of fact I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tom’s Picks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Do you need some work done
                                                                                                                                                                         ing increases. For 2009, Nancy Pelosi and        that includes Barack Obama, who voted for          think Bobby James was the principal back         and don’t know who to call?
                                                                                                                                                                         Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely,        the budgets. If Obama inherited anything,          then and he is now part of the School Board,
                                                                                                                                                                         passing continuing resolutions to keep gov-      he inherited it from himself.                      why don’t they ask him? The roof was prob-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Call Tom’s Picks at 804-1223
                                                                                                                                                                         ernment running until Barack Obama could             What Obama is saying is I inherited a          ably patched. Who was the contractor? What
                                                                                                                                                                         take office. At that time, they passed a mas-     deficit that I voted for and then I voted to        was the warranty? The current School Board          Let me tell you how my Tom’s Picks is
                                                                                                                                                                         sive omnibus spending bill to complete the       expand that deficit four-fold since January         is not responsible for what happened that        growing and what I am doing to develop it.




                                                                                               Wendy Netherclift – General Manager
                                                                                                                                                                         2009 budgets.                                              (Continued on Page 3)                    many years ago but I think it is their respon-             (Continued on Page 9)
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